Despite being a herb widely used in traditional cooking, the thyme It is a great ally for general health. Specifically, it is a herb rich in calcium and phosphorus, with very beneficial nutrients for the maintenance of bones, teeth and even hair.
Additionally, thyme is an excellent source of healthy iron, which aids in the transport of oxygen and also contributes to red blood cell formation. This allows the production of new cells, hormones and neurotransmitters.
In fact, the topical medications it contains are effective in promoting blood flow to areas with spasms and inflammation, effectively relieving them and reducing inflammation in joints and muscle areas. On the other hand, in the form of lotion or decoction, it is used to combat skin fungus, strengthen the scalp and prevent hair loss.
It has been shown that consume an infusion of thyme and rosemary is beneficial not only for memory but also for the immune system and It can help regenerate worn cartilage. Together with rosemary, this medicinal plant can prevent osteoporosis.
- 1 teaspoon of thyme.
- 1 tablespoon of rosemary.
- mint or peppermint leaves 1 tbsp.
- 1 tablespoon of sage.
- 1 liter of water.
- Bring the water to a boil and add all the herbs (it is better to use fresh herbs than dried ones).
- Continue to boil for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Filter the infusion and keep it cold.
Other benefits for the immune system
Both thyme infusions and vapors relieve the symptoms of colds, flu, and other respiratory and allergic conditions.
Relieves pain, so it can be used in cases of pain in the form of massages and friction due to rheumatism, contractures and small wounds, and for the relief of menstrual pain and migraines (in the form of injections).
An infusion of thyme is also psychotropic and has a relaxing effect that reduces levels of revitalization, stress and anxiety. In addition, it also reduces blood pressure.
Antiseptic and healing properties
Thanks to its multiple ingredients, it has important antiseptic effects, and its infusions are usually poured on cloths or gauze to help clean and disinfect the skin and even the wounds of the eyes and the Portal of the Heart. In addition, it helps promote wound healing and recovery.
This plant can be used both in infusions and in syrups for gastroenteritis or irritable colon. youIt also reduces swelling in the abdomen and prevents bloating.
Even in case of food poisoning, it can restore gallbladder and liver function. In addition, it facilitates the elimination of intestinal parasites such as worms.
Thyme is a diuretic factor that favors urinationthus favoring the elimination of harmful elements through urine and preventing infections of the urogenital system.
Despite being a harmless herb, thujone, one of the components of thyme essential oil, can be toxic to the liver and kidneys. Overdose, especially in the form of mouthwash, it can cause excessive elevation of thyroid hormone levels.